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Moonbird re-sighting

Posted: May 30, 2014 - 09:13 , by Dave Ireland
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The orange flag on this Red Knot's leg indicates it was banded in Argentina.

Back in 1995 ROM ornithologist Dr. Allan Baker was part of an international team that banded a small shorebird in Argentina, a Red-knot soon to become dubbed Moonbird, with a leg band with the number B95 on it.

BREAKING: Royal Ontario Museum to recover two rare Northwest Atlantic blue whales

Posted: May 1, 2014 - 16:36 , by Burton Lim
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The blue whale skeleton hangs in the atrium at the Beaty Museum.

The ROM Biodiversity will send a crew to salvage two blue whales that washed ashore on the coast of Newfoundland last week. 

Rare Chinese Chicken Cup Auctioned for $36 million

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 16:58 , by admin
Image of rooster depicted on the porcelain cup.

An original and very rare Chicken Cup, that was created as part of a set, was recently sold at an auction hosted by Sotheby's. The ROM is currently displaying another cup from this set in The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors.

 

 

Top 5 ROM Blogs of 2013

Posted: December 24, 2013 - 11:10 , by Cheryl Fraser
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Thank you to all our readers and happy holidays! 

Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors - Exhibition Announcement Event

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 19:02 , by David McKay
Media scrum at the announcement event

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors is set to open at the ROM on March 8, 2014. This exhbition will give visitors insight into the Palace's history through approximately 250 treasures from the Palace Museum’s collection of over 1.5 million objects.

Engaging our Audiences: Announcing a new addition to the ROM Executive Team

Posted: September 25, 2013 - 16:17 , by Janet Carding

Following an extensive international search, the Museum has hired Dr. Xerxes Mazda as Deputy Director, Engagement.

The ROM Marks World Autism Awareness Day

Posted: April 2, 2013 - 15:15 , by Cheryl Blackman
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April 2, 2013 is an historic day for the Canadian Autism community

DNA reveals possible presence of Sasquatch in Northern Ontario

Posted: April 1, 2013 - 11:02 , by Dave Ireland
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ROM scientists discover DNA fragment in Northern Ontario forest that can not be identified against any known species within their vast storage banks of frozen DNA.

 

ROM Research: Permian trackways from P.E.I.

Posted: November 27, 2012 - 16:27 , by admin
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Illustration of skull.

The largest Ichniotherium footprints ever found!

 

New Website Launch

Posted: November 14, 2012 - 09:00 , by Janet Carding
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I am very pleased today to announce the launch of the Royal Ontario Museum’s new website.